We only use the best raw materials for our products. The use of high-quality ingredients guarantees the special quality of our products. In the production of our fruit bars we only use selected aromatic dried fruits, nut kernels and cereals – because there is no additional sugar in our recipes, the quality of the fruits and nuts is of special importance.
All raw ingredients are thoroughly controlled regarding origin, taste, quality and purity. Additionally, some raw ingredients are carefully re-graded by hand. Careful processing of ingredients, with no heating of the dried fruits and the cereals, maintains the vitamin and nutrient levels. Only the nut kernels and almonds are roasted carefully.
For the production of Lubs marzipan only the best almonds from sunny Spain are used – of the Valencias variety. The almonds are carefully cleaned. Dust, shell parts and foreign bodies are removed by repeated sieving. The next two processing steps see the almonds being scalded for a few minutes in 90° – 100°C hot water. Afterwards the almonds are peeled.
A sorting machine segregates the imperfect or unpeeled almonds. Afterwards they are once more hand graded. The almonds are sprayed again with water and washed carefully in rotary drum strainers.
In a mixing and weighing facility the almonds are first roughly cut up, before liquid honey is added following an exact recipe. Granite rolling mills then chop the almonds and final refinement takes place.
Even roasting in open copper roast boilers over a long period serves the sterilization and the reduction of the water content to improve the preservability and is at the same time important for the development of the flavour.
In a last processing step the marzipan is cooled in rotary copper bowls by supply of sterile air.
The special quality of our date confection is the result of the carefully selected raw materials and the careful production. The ingredients are not heated – only a mechanical treatment of the dates takes place, which causes only a little warming. The valuable ingredients of the dates remain unaltered.